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Lot 3192

$90

Title: Life of the Marquis de la Fayette; Major-General in the Service of the United States of America, in the War of the Revolution
Author: Robert Waln - Robert Waln was a United States Representative from Pennsylvania. Born in Philadelphia, he received a limited schooling, engaged in mercantile pursuits and in East India and China trade, was a member of the Pennsylvania Legislature for several years, and was a member of the city council of Philadelphia, serving as president of the select council.

Waln was elected as a Federalist to the Fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Swanwick. He was reelected to the Sixth Congress and served from December 3, 1798 to March 3, 1801. He became interested in the operation of ironworks and during the War of 1812 erected a cotton factory in Trenton, New Jersey. He served as president of the Philadelphia Insurance Co. and as a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania. He died in Philadelphia; interment was in Arch Street Friends Meeting House Burial Ground.
Publisher: J. P. Ayres
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1825
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 505 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in brown cloth, with gilt lettering and ruling to spine. Binding is in excellent condition. Endpapers are new. Previous owner's name appears on blank preliminary page. Pages display (at times heavy) foxing throughout. Text is entirely legible. Book contains tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait and two additional plates.

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Lot 3193

$80

Title: The Foresters: A Poem, Descriptive of a Pedestrian Journey to the Falls of Niagara, in the Autumn of 1804
Author: Alexander Wilson - Alexander Wilson was a Scottish-American poet, ornithologist, naturalist, and illustrator. Wilson is now regarded as the greatest American ornithologist prior to Audubon. It was his meeting with Audubon in Louisville, Kentucky in 1810 which probably inspired the younger man to produce a book of his own bird illustrations, though Audubon's reaction to Wilson was decidedly ambiguous.

Several species of bird were named after him, including Wilson's Storm-petrel, Wilson's Plover, Wilson's Phalarope, Wilson's Snipe and Wilson's Warbler. The warbler genus Wilsonia was also named for him by Charles Lucien Bonaparte. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology is also named after him.
Publisher: Joseph Painter
City: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Year: 1838
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 104 pages
Width: 3.75" Height: 5.5"
Book Details: First published in a serialized format in The Portfolio in 1809-1810. One of the earliest poems describing Niagara Falls.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather. Book shows external wear concentrated at extremities. Binding is tight. Small sticker indicating previous owner's name and address appears in upper left corner of front pastedown. Pages display light foxing throughout.

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Lot 3194

$110

Book Details: This large collection of books on nautical history and exploration includes centers on wooden sailing ships, including fighting ships, clipper ships, merchant ships, whalers, and individual, historically famous ships, like the "Mary Rose." One or two volumes explore traditional Polynesian vessels as well.

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Condition / Notes:

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Lot 3195

$60

Title: Traite de la mythologie, ou explication de la fable par l'histoire; augmente des hieroglyphes des egyptiens, veritable source de la fable, orne de 216 gravures en taille douce. A l'usage des jeunes gens de l'un et de l'autre sexe
Author: Jean Joseph Lionnois
Publisher: Haener, Imprimeur
City: Nancy
Year: 1816
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxvi/540 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather, with raised bands, gilt lettering and ornamentation. Boards are covered with marbled paper. Book shows external wear, with chipping to spine and darkening at edges of covers. Volume has marbled endpapers and edges. Pages display occasional light foxing. Illustrated with numerous well-preserved fold-out plates.

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Lot 3196

$50

Details: The contents of this lot highlight the work of western American artist Frederic Remington. Offered are two portfolios of eight color prints each, and two antique books about Remington.

The color portfolios are copyrighted 1956, and reproduce paintings made around the turn of the century. The two antique books are dated 1898 and 1906, and have text and pictures in black and white.

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Condition / Notes: The portfolios are in good condition, with clean, intact prints. The books have seen considerable use, and while the pages insides are good, the covers are faded and soiled, and the bindings have come apart from the spines.

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Lot 3197

$900

Details: This lot consists of two antique, hand-made duck decoys, both of which have been used for hunting. The beautifully painted pintail is 18" long and 8" high, with most of its paint intact. The canvasback is 15.5" long and 8.5" high, and has lost much of its paint. Both have lead weights and metal rings attached to their bottoms. The canvasback also has a metal number 19 on it.

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Condition / Notes: Both of these antique decoys show wear consistent with serious use, and show cracks in their necks and paint chipped off their tails. In addition, the canvasback has lost a large splinter off the bottom of its beak.

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Lot 3198

$45

Title: Cyclopaedia of American Literature: Embracing Personal and Critical Notices of Authors, and Selections from Their Writings, from the Earliest Period to the Present Day; with Portraits, Autographs, and Other Illustrations
Author: Evert A. Duyckinck, George L. Duyckinck
Editor: M. Laird Simons
Publisher: William Rutter & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1875
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 8" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spines and front cover. Elaborate ornamental designs can be seen on front covers. Books show mild external wear, with very minor loss at outside corners. Text block edges display faint stains. Hinges are cracked. Staining is visible on edges of page margins of second volume. Pages of this set are otherwise clean and without markings. First volume has a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of George L. Duyckinck. Volumes contain numerous textual illustrations.

Texts appear in double columns.

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Lot 3199

$70

Title: Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte (Her Page and Secretary) . Freely Translated Out of the Ancient French into Modern English from the Original Unpublished Manuscript in the National Archives of France by Jean Francois Alden
Author: Mark Twain - American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

Twain was popular, and his wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers. Upon his death he was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age",[2] and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".[3]
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1896
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/461 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with discoloration to spine. Binding is firm. Previous owner's inscription appears on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece and plates.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3200

$45

Title: 17th and 18th Century Ship Models from the Kriegstein Collection
Author: Arnold Kriegstein, Henry Kriegstein
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Florence, Oregon
Year: 2007
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 215 pages
Width: 12.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. Lavishly illustrated.

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Lot 3201

$70

Book Details: The eight antique dime novels all feature stories from the Jesse James western series, in which the notorious outlaw has metamorphosed into a hero of sorts. Like all pulp fiction, the colorful, dramatic covers are the best part.

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Condition / Notes: These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. All books have both covers attached, and spines are intact.

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Lot 3202

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on drawing and caricature shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The King and Us: Editorial Cartoons by Conrad" (Clymer Publications, 1974, in dust jacket) signed by author Conrad, and a first edition of "The Passport" (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1954), signed and dated by author Steinberg. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 3203

$130

Title: The Acts of the Witnesses of the Spirit, in Five Parts
Author: Lodowick Muggleton - Lodowicke Muggleton was an English plebeian religious thinker, who gave his name to Muggletonianism. He spent his working life as a journeyman tailor in the City of London and was imprisoned twice for his beliefs. He held opinions hostile to all forms of philosophical reason. He encouraged quietism and free-thought amongst his followers whose beliefs were predestinarian in a manner that was distinct from Calvinism. Near the close of his long life, Muggleton wrote his spiritual autobiography which was published posthumously.
Publisher: uncredited
City: London
Year: 1764
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii/179 pages
Width: 7" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue paper-covered boards, with beige-colored paper backing over raised bands. Book shows light external wear, with mild soiling to covers. Five-page dedicatory is heavily foxed, with minor loss at upper outside corners (text is entirely legible). Interior otherwise displays occasional light foxing.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3204

$175

Book Details: This lot includes the salesman's sample of William Still's "The Underground Rail Road" shown in the corresponding image(s). Volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth, with gilt decorative design to front cover and stamped gilt lettering to rear cover. Binding is firm. Sample spine covers are pasted to verso of front cover. Interior contains samples of this publication. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Pages show occasional light foxing.

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Lot 3205

$40

Title: A Visit to the Camp before Sevastopol
Author: Richard McCormick - Richard Cunningham McCormick, Jr. was an American politician, businessman, and journalist. He served as the second Governor of Arizona Territory, three time Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona Territory, and as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York. McCormick's other accomplishments include service as a war correspondent during two different conflicts and creation of two Arizonan newspapers.
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1855
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 212 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial design to spine. Book shows moderate exterior wear, with sunning to spine. Covers display mild rubbing. Binding is firm. Markings appear on brown endpapers. Previous owner's inscription can be seen on blank preliminary page. Interior has scattered light foxing. Fold-out frontispiece map is intact. All call-for plates, including double-page plate, are present.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3206

$80

Title: The 20-Gun Ship Blandford
Author: Peter Goodwin
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1988
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 199 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the series Anatomy of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, plans and drawings.


Please note that this lot contains 18 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but two of these books are in plastic wrapping.

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Lot 3207

$45

Title: William Frederick's (1874) Scale Journey: A Scratchbuilder's Evolutionary Development
Author: Antonio Mendez C.
Editor: Scottie Dayton
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 266 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: The author tells his journey into scratch building when he was younger & sailing his first ship "The Rebel". From there he describes building "William Frederick" a three masted coastal schooner launched in 1874.
Condition / Notes: Book is bound in illustrated laminated boards. Volume is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photos.

Please note that this lot contains 22 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but one of these books are in original shrink wrap.

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Lot 3208

$90

Title: The Heroines of George Meredith with Twenty Miniatures in Colours
Author: Herbert Bedford
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
City: London
Year: circa 1914
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 166 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition. Author's signature appears on limitation page. This is copy 23 of 100.

Antique volume is bound in full vellum, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Small circular color pastedown appears in gilt ornamental design on front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Front board displays slight warping. Ties are gone. Binding is firm. Antique bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Pages with gilt top edges are clean and bright. Illustrated with 20 tipped-in color plates with tissue guards.

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Lot 3209

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique nautical books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume set of "Mandeville's Travels: Texts and Translations" (The Hakluyt Society, 1953) by Malcolm Letts, and a first edition of "Race Your Boat Right" (D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., 1952, in dust jacket), signed by author Arthur Knapp, Jr. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 3210

$200

Title: A Journal of the Life of Thomas Story: Containing, an Account of His Remarkable Convincement of, and Embracing the Principles of Truth, as Held by the People Called Quakers; and Also, of His Travels and Labours in the Service of the Gospel: with Many Other Occurences and Observations
Author: Thomas Story - Thomas Story was an English Quaker convert and friend of William Penn, whose writings were very influential to Quakers. In 1698, he visited colonial America, lectured to Quakers there, and held positions in the Pennsylvania colony.
Publisher: Isaac Thompson and Company
City: Newcastle upon Tyne
Year: 1747
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: iv/768 pages plus 8 pages of index
Width: 9" Height: 13.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been handsomely rebound in full leather, with raised bands, gilt-lettered label and ornamental designs. Binding is in excellent condition. Book has new front frlyleaf and preliminar page, as well as rear endpaper. Hinges have been reinforced. Front pastedown bears the handwritten statement "Bought by Stephen Pasehall / at M. Brumais sale / 1852." Annotation in ink appears on upper half of title page. Occasional light foxing can be seen.

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Lot 3211

$30

Title: Igbo-Ukwu: An Account of Archaeological Discoveries in Eastern Nigeria
Author: Thurstan Shaw - Charles Thurstan Shaw is an English archaeologist.

Born in Plymouth, England, the second son of Reverend John Herbert Shaw and Grace Irene Woolart, Thurstan Shaw was educated at Blundell's School in Tiverton, then at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University. He received a B.A in 1936 and was awarded an M.A. in 1941. On 15 September 1937, he arrived at the British colony of Gold Coast (later Ghana), where he became a tutor. He was appointed Curator of the Anthropology Museum at Achimota College and held that post until 1945. During this time he made the first archaeological digs in this country at Dawu.[4] He then served with the Cambridge Education Committee before becoming a tutor for the Cambridge Institute of Education 1951-1964.

During the 1950s, he helped found the Ghana National Museum and the archaeology department at the University of Ghana. In 1959, he was invited by the antiquities department of Nigeria to perform an excavation at Igbo-Ukwu. Bronze pieces unearthed during the excavation provided evidence of an Igbo civilization from the ninth century. He became Research Professor of Archaeology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria from 1963-1974 and was awarded the C.B.E. He was appointed Director of Studies in Archaeology and Anthropology at Magdalene College, Cambridge from 1976-1979.

Based on an assessment of his published work, Thurstan Shaw was awarded a Ph.D. in 1968 from Cambridge. From 1964-1970, he was founder and editor of the West African Archaeological Newsletter. He edited the West African Journal of Archaeology, 1971-1975. He writes under the name Thurstan Shaw and the pen name of Peter Woods.
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
City: Evanston, Illinois
Year: 1970
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in dark gray cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spines. Books show external wear, with moisture markings to covers. Bindings are tight. Previous owner's stamp appears on half title pages. Edges of text block display spotting. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with bright (color) plates and textual illustrations. Fold-out plates at rear of first volume are well preserved. Second volume contains 514 monochrome plates.

Intact dust jackets show light soiling and edgewear.

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Lot 3212

$90

Details: Some of this enormous collection of 19th century sheet music is very beautifully engraved. Much of this material was the latest in popular music, adapting themes from latest operas by composers such as Bellini, Meyerbeer, and Rossini. The preponderance is scored for flute and piano, but works including violin also appear.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 3213

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Robert Louis Stevenson's "A Child's Garden of Verses" (Henry Altemus Company, n.d.), a first printing of Walt Kelly's "Uncle Pogo: So-So Stories" (Simon and Schuster, 1953) and Rudyard Kipling's "The Second Jungle Book" (The Century Co., 1895). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 3214

$20

Title: William Shakespeare's Coriolanus with a Quarto-Facsimile of the Tragedy of Coriolanus from the Folio of 1623. Photolithographed by A. Burchard and with Extracts from North's Plutarch
Author: William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon." His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.

Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the 16th century. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including "Hamlet", "King Lear," "Othello," and "Macbeth", considered some of the finest works in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights.

Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime. In 1623, two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognized as Shakespeare's.

Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the 19th century. The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius, and the Victorians worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called "bardolatry." In the 20th century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain highly popular today and are constantly studied, performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.
Editor: F. A. Leo
Publisher: John Russell Smith
City: London
Year: 1864
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix/127 plus 30 pages of facsimile and 10 pages of Plutarch text
Width: 8.25" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with gilt stamped lettering to spine and gilt coat of arms stamped to front cover. Book shows external wear, with loss of material at ends of spine and cracking to detaching spine cover. Hinges are beginning to loosen. Title page is printed in red and black. The following note appears in red lettering under title: "The proceeds of the sale will be appropriated by the editor towards the Shakespeare Monument."
Pages display scattered foxing that is more pronounced at ends of volume. Illustrated with facsimiles of title pages of Shakespeare folio and Bonham Norton 1595 edition of Plutarch's "The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romanes, ..."

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Lot 3215

$90

Title: A History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut
Author: Samuel Orcutt
Publisher: Fairfield County Historical Society
City: New Haven
Year: 1886
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in half red leather, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spines. Book shows mild external wear, with rubbing to spine covers and scraping with minor loss of material at outside corners. Rear hinge of first volume is cracked. Binding of second volume is firm. Lightly age-toned pages show occasional light foxing and pencil marginalia. Profusely illustrated with (tissue-guarded) plates and vignettes.

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Lot 3216

$30

Details: This antique warrant is dated November 28, 1786, and authorizes the constables and marshalls of New York to arrest Henry Wolfe for debt and "convey him to the common goal of the city." The debt was owed to Gerardus (?) Bogardus. The warrant was issued by Benjamin Blagge, Alderman, and served by John Fleming.

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Condition / Notes: This 18th century document shows wear consistent with its age, including minor tears. Due to the high rag content of the paper, it is in comparatively good condition.

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Lot 3217

$55

Title: La vita con alcuni scritti del padre F. Girolamo Savonarola, arso in Firenze l'anno 1498, scritta dal Padre Fra Pacifico Burlamacchi, lucchese domenicano suo familiare
Author: Pacifico Burlamacchi
Publisher: Tipografia di Giovanni Silvestri
City: Milan
Year: 1847
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 240 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Narrow cracking is visible along front spine edge. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate of the Bibliotheca Lindesiana appears on front endpaper. Pages display scattered foxing. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Savonarola.

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Lot 3218

$350

Title: Arabian Nights
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Hildegarde Hawthorne
Publisher: The Penn Publishing Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1928
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 308 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Color pastedown on front cover is well preserved. Book shows light external wear, with rear gutter displays tearing. Binding is firm. Book has pictorial endpapers. Illustrated with tissue-covered color frontispiece, color plates and in-text drawings by Virginia Frances Sterrett.

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Lot 3219

$50

Book Details: These eleven pulp novels from the Frank Merriwell series by Burt L. Standish date from the early 20th century, and have spectacular graphics on their covers.

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Condition / Notes: These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Both covers are attached on all books, and the spines are sound.

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Lot 3220

$110

Title: The Arabian Nights: Their Best-Known Tales
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Kate Douglas Wiggin - Kate Douglas Wiggin was an American educator and author of children's stories, most notably the classic children's novel "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm." She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 (the Silver Street Free Kindergarten). With her sister during the 1880s, she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers. Kate Wiggin devoted her adult life to the welfare of children in an era when children were commonly thought of as cheap labor., Nora A. Smith - Nora Archibald Smith was an American children's author of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and sister of Kate Douglas Wiggin. Nora and Kate co-authored and co-edited a series of children's books.

Both sisters were active in the kindergarten movement that was developing at the turn of the twentieth century, and wrote repeatedly on the subject. They were admirers of Friedrich Fröbel and promoted his theories on early childhood education.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1925
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/339 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and color pastedown to front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with a few minor chips to pictorial plate by noted American illustrator Maxfield Parrish. Binding is firm. Volume has pictorial endpapers. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with 9 additional full-page color plates by Parrish.

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Lot 3221

$40

Title: Lectures on British India, Delivered in the Friends' Meeting-House, Manchester, England, in October, 1839
Author: George Thompson - George Donisthorpe Thompson was a British antislavery orator and activist who worked towards the abolition of slavery through lecture tours and legislation while serving as a Member of Parliament. He was arguably one of the most important abolitionists and human rights lecturers in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Publisher: William and Robert Adams
City: Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Year: 1840
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 206 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first American edition of this work, with a preface by prominent American abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison.

Antique volume is bound in green cloth. Book shows external wear, with extensive moisture markings to spine and adjacent areas of covers. Binding is tight. Pages display light foxing throughout. There is occasional light pencil marginalia. Annotations in pencil appear on rear pastedown.

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Lot 3222

$120

Details: These mid-19th century legal documents pertain to the sale in Louisiana of a slave and her three children. Angeline, aged 28 and described as a "mulatress," Alvine, aged 7, Marguerite, aged 2, and Marie, aged 1, were the property of Josephine Mascias, widow of Raimon Otero, and Marie Mascias, widow of Charles Beaulieu. For $900, Angeline and her three children became the property of Joseph de Fuentes. The legal bill of sale was sworn before Antoine Doriocourt, Notary Public, of New Orleans on the 29th of May, 1851. A separate, informal note also records the sale.

Attached to the larger document is a second page in which Corinne Fitzgerald, wife of Pierre Mascias, assents to the sale.

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Condition / Notes: Both documents show wear consistent with their age and have frayed edges.

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Lot 3223

$40

Title: Goethe's Works
Author: Johann Wolfgang Goethe - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer, artist, and public figure. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles, prose and verse dramas, memoirs, an autobiography, literary and aesthetic criticism, treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour, and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, and over 10,000 letters written by him are extant, as are nearly 3,000 drawings.

A literary celebrity by the age of 25, Goethe was ennobled by the Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Carl August in 1782 after first taking up residence there in November of 1775 following the success of his first novel, "The Sorrows of Young Werther." During his first ten years in Weimar, Goethe served as a member of the Duke's privy council, sat on the war and highway commissions, oversaw the reopening of silver mines in nearby Ilmenau, and implemented a series of administrative reforms at the University of Jena. He also contributed to the planning of Weimar's botanical park and the rebuilding of its Ducal Palace, which in 1998 were together designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

After returning from a tour of Italy in 1788, Goethe published his first major work of a scientific nature, "The Metamorphosis of Plants." In 1791 he was charged with managing the theatre at Weimar, and in 1794 he began a friendship with the dramatist, historian, and philosopher Friedrich Schiller, whose plays he premiered until Schiller's death in 1805. During this period Goethe published his second novel, "Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship," the verse epic "Hermann and Dorothea," and, in 1808, the first part of his most celebrated drama, "Faust." His conversations and various common undertakings throughout the 1790's with Schiller, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Johann Gottfried Herder, Alexander von Humboldt, Wilhelm von Humboldt, and August and Friedrich Schlegel have, in later years, been collectively termed Weimar Classicism.

Arthur Schopenhauer cited Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship as one of the four greatest novels ever written and Ralph Waldo Emerson selected Goethe, along with Plato, Napoleon, and William Shakespeare, as one of six "representative men" in his work of the same name. Goethe's comments and observations form the basis of several biographical works, most notably Johann Peter Eckermann's "Conversations with Goethe." There are frequent references to Goethe's various sayings and maxims throughout the course of Friedrich Nietzsche's work and there are numerous allusions to Goethe in the novels of Hermann Hesse and Thomas Mann. Goethe's poems were set to music throughout the nineteenth century by a number of composers, including Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Hugo Wolf, and Gustav Mahler.
Publisher: Bell & Daldy
City: London
Year: 1872-1874
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 7 Complete: No
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped mauve cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show mild external wear, with sunning to spines and markings to covers. Bindings are firm. Volumes display minor staining to fore edges. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 3224

$130

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique children's books illustrated by N. C. Wyeth shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are James Fenimore Cooper's "The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924) and Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 3225

$150

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible antique leather-bound poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore" (D. Appleton & Co., 1857) and "Forest Scenes by William Cullen Bryant, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Fitz-Greene Halleck, Alfred E. Street" (Hurd and Houghton, 1864), illustrated by John A. Hows.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 3226

$60

Title: Despotism in America: An Inquiry into the Nature, Results, and Legal Basis of the Slave-Holding System in the United States
Author: Richard Hildreth - Richard Hildreth was an American journalist, author and historian. He is best known for writing his six-volume "History of the United States of America, 1849-1853."

In 1834, he wrote a popular anti-slavery novel "The Slave: or Memoir of Archy Moore" (1836; enlarged edition, 1852, The White Slave).
In 1837 he wrote for the Atlas a series of articles vigorously opposing the annexation of Texas. In the same year he published "Banks, Banking, and Paper Currencies," a work which helped to promote the growth of the free banking system in America.
In 1838 he resumed his editorial duties on the Atlas, but in 1840 removed, on account of his health, to British Guiana, where he lived for three years and was editor of two weekly newspapers in succession at Georgetown. He published in this year (1840) a volume in opposition to slavery, "Despotism in America" (2nd ed., 1854).
In 1849 he published the first three volumes of his "History of the United States," two more volumes of which were published in 1851 and the sixth and last in 1852. The first three volumes of this history, his most important work, deal with the period 1492-1789, and the second three with the period 1789-1821. The history is notable for its painstaking accuracy and candor, as they are based on very careful analysis of the primary sources. The later volumes favor the Federalists. In dealing with the Jeffersonians, Hildreth calls them both "Republicans" and "Democrats" on the same page, but never "Democratic Republicans."
Hildreth's "Japan as It Was and Is" (1855) was at the time a valuable digest of the information contained in other works on that country (new ed., 1906). He also wrote a campaign biography of "William Henry Harrison" (1839); "Theory of Morals" (1844); and "Theory of Politics" (1853), as well as "Lives of Atrocious Judges" (1856), compiled from Lord Campbell's two works.
Between 1857 and 1860 Hildreth worked for the New York Tribune and during the same period he wrote several anti-slavery tracts for the fledgling Republican party under various pseudonyms. Poor health forced him to retire from his writing career in 1860. As a meed Massachusetts Governor Nathaniel Prentiss Banks and Senator Charles Sumner successfully lobbied for Hildreth's appointment as the United States consul at Trieste in 1861. In 1865 he resigned from that position and moved to Florence, where he died on the 11th of July 1865. He is buried near Theodore Parker in the English Cemetery, Florence


Publisher: John P. Jewett and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1854
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 306 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight. Previous owner's signature and bookplate can be seen on front endpaper. Lightly age-toned pages display foxing.

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Lot 3227

$110

Details: This assortment of vintage estate ephemera has some real gems: a fascinating collection of booklets from the 1930s on sex and sexuality, a 1936 manual for Gilbert Chemistry sets, an antique book of clip art with Art Nouveau designs, eleven iron-on tissue paper transfers of 1950s movie stars, an unusual WWII Christmas greeting card and children's coloring book for Roman Catholics, a 1909 booklet on astrology, phrenology, palm reading and other arcana written in German, and a blank 1950s "TV Star Diary."

Also included are a number of more utilitarian booklets and brochures, many technical or how-to.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 3228

$250

Title: Various
Artist: Norman Ackroyd
Medium: Lithograph
Features: Signature
Print Year: 1983
Width: 10.0" Height: 12.25"
Art Notes: This collection is made up of
Condition: Litographs are in pristine condition.

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Lot 3229

$90

Title: War Messages and Other Selections
Author: May-Ling Soong Chiang - Soong May-ling or Soong Mei-ling, also known as Madame Chiang Kai-shek or Madame Chiang was a First Lady of the Republic of China (ROC), the wife of Generalissimo and President Chiang Kai-shek. She was a politician, painter and the chairman of Fu Jen Catholic University. The youngest and the last surviving of the three Soong sisters, she played a prominent role in the politics of the Republic of China and was the sister-in-law of Sun Yat-sen, the leader of the Republic of China preceding her husband.
Publisher: The China Information Committee
City: Hankou, China
Year: 1938
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: iv/381 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blue cloth, with embroidered silk spine. Printed paper label is pasted to front cover. Book shows external wear, with faint moisture markings to rear cover. Fraying can be seen along top and bottom edges of rear cover, and to a lesser extent, along all edges of front cover. Minor loss of material is also visible on spine. Binding is tight. Library bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. No other library markings or attachments are visible. Pages are clean and bright.

Typed complimentary slip from The China Information Committee is laid in.

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